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good morning. breaking news, two passenger jets collide while taxiing for takeoff at boston international airport. the plane badly damaged. hundreds of passengers rattled. this morning, we'll hear from some of them. she's out. the embattled head of the nepapers in that phone hacking scandal resigns overnight as rupert murdoch speaks out about what he says are title lies about his company. and the event, they blocked off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown,
off the road gathered to see all these things chris brown, friday, july 15th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television oh, my goodness. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. we've got to go right to what's happening outside our side you. a crowd of an estimated 12,000 people at least have gathered. and al roker is smack in the middle of it. >> actually, ann, we've got up over on top of it, the new york city police department for the first time in my memory for our concert series has closed off 48th street from vehicular traffic and they closed off 49th street, our biggest concert crowd ever. 12,000 people. you can see there the intersection of rockefeller
center and 49th street is now closed off. it is completely filled with people. folks have been camping out for this concert since wednesday. overnight, the line stretched on 5th avenue all of the way to 51st street for chris brown. people have been waiting for this concert to see this young man who is on the top of the charts and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison.
authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. good morning. >> delta flight 226 heading to europe and delta regional jet atlantic southeast flight headed to raleigh, durham, north carolina. neither plane ended up going anywhere last night. passengers aboard two planes got quite a jolt thursday evening when their jets collided on the tarmac. >> it looked awfully close. it just clipped it. the tip of the wing just sheered right off. >> reporter: the larger jet, a
delta boeing 767, bound for amsterdam, was preparing to take off when it struck a commuter jet, slicing through its tail and alarming passengers. >> the whole plane jostled. so we rocked side to side. >> a really big shock. >> reporter: the commuter jet heading to north carolina suffered major damage to the tail and horizontal stabilizer and the collision came for a rude awakening for one of its passengers. >> i was half asleep. the next thing you know there was a bang. we all wondered what happened. the pilot came on and said we were clipped by the plane behind us. >> did he hit you with the tail with his wing? >> absly, he did. >> reporter: a similar accident happened in april when a large air fans a-380 hit the tail of a much smaller jet giving it a dramatic spin. an investigation is under way to determine what caused this delta flight to ram into the jet in boston. but for now, passengers are
praising delta staffers for their response to the incident. >> i think they responded pretty well. they told us, everybody remain calm and they'll have somebody come out and take care of us quickly. nobody was hurt. mostly everybody was fine. >> 215 people on board the amsterdam bound flight. 77 on that smaller jet. one passenger on the smaller jet reported some neck pain. other than that, no injuries. the ntsb is investigating. they have collected both black boxes. back to you. >> tom costello in washington. five minutes after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. we're following also breaking news in london as well this morning where the i'embattled chief executive of rupert murdoch's newspaper resigned after days of pressure over that phone hacking scandal. we go to nbc's stephanie goss in london with the latest on this story. good morning. >> good morning, ann. well, rebecca brooks wrote a letter to her staff and
reiterates her apology. she goes on to admit that she's become a focal point in this crisis and potential distraction from news international's efforts to fix the problems of the past. from the moment this scandal broke rebecca brooks has been a lightning rod. the editor of the "news of the wor world" when the most damaging we allegation of phone hacking took place. >> james miller and rebecca brooks can deny knowledge but they can't deny responsibility. >> reporter: in 2002 reporters for the paper are accused of hacking voice mail, a 13-year-old murder victim. brook shut down the paper last sunday firing hundreds but her offer to resign last week was declined by news corp. today the company accepted. meanwhile, brooks' former boss, rupert murdoch, has gone on the defensive choosing to talk to one of his own papers if in an interview with the "wall street journal," he said the damage done to news corp's reputation
are irresist viable. murdoch pledged to investigate any charges of wrong doing and defended his son james, the deputy chief operating officer. i think he acted as fasts he could, the moment he could. as for how the scandal was effecting him personally, murdoch said he was getting annoyed. i'll get over it. i'm tired. murdoch will need his rest, next tuesday the 80-year-old, his son james, and rebecca brooks will be in the hot seat taking questions on the phone hacking scandal from the british parliament. the murdocs originally said they wouldn't attend what is bound to be a grilling, triggering a strong rebuke. >> my message to, you know, to rebecca brooks, the murdoch, is just do the decent thing. >> reporter: within hours political pressure led to a sflip flop. now all three say they will answer the government's questions. while news corp endures an ever widening crisis here in the uk, suspension that the company targeting americans is gaining
momentum. the fbi has opened an investigation into an unsourced report in one british tabloid that "news of the world "account attempted to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. news international, the subsidiary in the uk, tells nbc news they have seen no evidence to support the claim. but with brooks gone and a full-blown investigation on going in the uk that involves a former prime minister and the royals, among others, some experts believe investigators in the u.s. will hold off for now. >> the u.s. is not going to want to be seen as trying to trump the british. the britts are going to be the ones who investigate this. it's really their interest at stake. >> reporter: james murdoch wrote a letter to staff as well outlining what news international has done so far to try to fix this problem. he mentioned the resignation of rebecca brooks, the backing out of the deal as well as the closing of the "news of the world" newspaper. he went on to say that news international is going to print this weekend in british
newspapers an advertisement apologizing for "news of world"'s action. ann? >> all right, stephanie gosk this morning. once again, here's matt. now to washington. president obama joined the new line in the sand when it comes to the debate over raising the debt ceiling. nbc's kristen welker has more on this from the white house. >> good morning to, you you matt. with less than three weeks to resolve this issue, president obama told congress aol leaders it's decision time. he has given them a day off, told them to talk to their caucuses and figure out a path forward. for the first time this week there will be no face-to-face meetings at the white house today. the talks are stuck. the president wants a big deficit reduction plan that would also raise revenue by rolling back hacked credits for wealthy americans and large corporations. republicans are holding the line say nothing new taxes. >> that's a place where i don't believe a single republican in the house or senate are willing
to go. >> reporter: fearing the talks might fall apart, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and majority leader harry reid are working on a backup plan based on a proposal mcconnell presented earlier this week which would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling in three increments through the 2012 election. >> hopefully we can come up with this big robust deal we've been trying to get. until we do that we're going to look at other alternatives. >> reporter: with no deal in sight there's still a lot of partisan wrangling. >> my message to the republicans who are stopping us from extending the debt ceiling is that if they bring this economy down they've broken it and they own it. >> we're not going to raise the debt ceiling if we don't have cuts in excess of that amount that we don't want to raise taxes. >> reporter: after democrats suggested that house majority leader eric cantor was undercutting speaker john boehner by dominating the debt talks, the republicans put forward a united front. >> let me just say, we have been
in this fight together. and any suggestion that the role that eric has played in these meetings has been anything less than helpful is just wrong. >> reporter: wall street is getting more worried. standard & poor's is now the second major credit agency to warn it might downgrade the nation's top notch credit rating if a deal isn't reached soon. treasury secretary timothy geithner has kept up his own warning saying if the debt ceiling isn't raised by august 22nd, the u.s. will default on its loan. >> we have looked at all available options and we have no may to give congress more time to solve this problem, and we're running out of time. >> reporter: president obama's speech in just a few hours we expect him to make a case that a larger deal is still possible with just a little bit of compromise. in the meantime he has given congressional leaders about 36 hours to figure out that path forward with the understanding that they might be meeting again over the weekend. matt? >> kristen welker at the white
house. let me tell you that nbc news will have live cover rans of president obama's news coverage later this morning. 11:00 eastern. 8:00 a.m. out on the pacific coast. now, here's ann. we are now learning more about the man accused of the brutal kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old boy here in new york city. the suspect has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation. jeff rossen is in brooklyn with the latest on this story. jeff, good morning. >> hi, ann, good morning to you. police are in new york city are baffled by this. here's a man with no criminal record, no evidence of doing this before. he has a pretty good job around here, has good friends, blended into the community. this morning a deeper look inside his mind. his own lawyer says his client hears voices in his head. as fellow prisoners scream from the holding cells, levy aaron walked into court expressionless. this is our first close-up look at the man who police say
kidnapped, murdered, and dismembered 8-year-old liby. the charges upgraded to first degree murder and kidnapping. investigators say he took advantage of this little boy, seen on surveillance video lost walking home from summer camp. he asked aaron, a stranger, for directions. police say aaron took him away, tied him up, and dismembered his body. >> concern for the defendant's mental state, his cognitive abilities. he indicated to me he hears voices and there's hall lugs luis nations involved as well. >> aaron giggled as he confessed to killing the boy, saying he went for a towel to smother him. aaron told police, he fought back a little bit until eventually he stopped breathing. >> to the best of my knowledge he hasn't expressed any remorse.
>> they got computer hard drives and cell phones looking for the smallest clue as to why this happened. how a religious man with no history of violence could snap. >> a person like this doesn't deserve to live. >> repter: a major hood where jews take pride in their safety and security. aaron is orthodox, an insider, he lived with his father here around worked in the local hardware store. and in a grizzly twist, work as a butcher at a supermarket when he lived in tennessee. >> mothering him. >> reporter: as prosecutors try to send aaron to prison for life, it is this boy on everyone's mind, what began as a milestone in his life, a first walk alone, ended with the
unthinkable. >> never let kids walk by themselves. walk a few blocks to day camp. now they get on a bus. >> reporter: this morning police are still taking ground evidence out of aaron's home behind me here in brooklyn. he is behind bars on suicide watch and protective custody. ann, his own lawyers have requested a psychiatric evaluation to see if he's mentally ill. one other awful, awful note to this awful, awful story. we're told the little boy's parents still don't even know all the gruesome details of their son's death. >> jeff rossen, very difficult story. thank you so much for reporting on it. let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories from natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with another government budget battle. progress came to minnesota overnight where the governor and gop lawmakers reached a deal that could end a two-week government shutdown. thursday's deal came over after the governor gave up his fight for tax increases and settled
for short-term fixes. osama bin laden was trying to assemble a team to attack the u.s. on the upcoming tenth anniversary on 9/11 when he was killed in may but things never progressed beyond the planning stages. the cia is never progressed beyond the planning stages. the cia is working to make sure this plan nor any others are carried out. the white house is asking a federal appeals court to lift the band on the don't ask, don't tell policy. the obama administration says it will end the band ban on openly gay service members in the coming weeks and does not want to, quote, short circuit the appeal process. one of the newest luxury resorts is warning guests they may have been exposed to the bacteria that causing legionnaires' disease. hot water in the showers of the aria contained high levels of the bacteria, and 20,000 guests may have been exposed between june 21st and july 4th. six cases of the sometimes deadly disease were reported and treated. an end to the nfl lockout could come as early as today
after thursday's marathon 15-hour talks made significant progress. players and owners meet again this morning to try and end the sport's first lockout in nearly 25 years. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning to you. despite the fact that the u.s. has been warned by another ratings agency that it could lose its top-level aaa rating if it does not raise the debt ceiling in a timely manner, something which would really rattle the market, there are actually positives out there in the market today. for example, if you own shares of google, it has come out with record revenue and a big jump in earnings. we're also watching shares of news corp., which has been hurt by that ongoing uk phone-hacking scandal, which as you reported earlier, has now come to our shores. back to you. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. thank you. a close call for a window washer in seattle who fell out of his chair 65 feet above the
ground. he was saved thankfully by his harness. harness. luckily firefighters didn't leave him hanging they helped him down a ladder. wow. 7:17. back over to ann, matt, and ann. >> that's why they wear those. we've got what we're calling the biggest crowd that we've ever had for a concert. and al is, from what i understand, right behind us here. >> yeah, i am, guys. right over here. of course, we've got 49th street and beyond. here to see chris brown. and good friends in blue, the new york city police department helping us -- everybody is waiting and excited. it's really pretty amazing. this is a huge, huge crowd, as you can see. closed off 49th street, 48th street. i think this is the first time this has happened in our concert history. let's check your weather and see what's going on. we are talking heetat.
we've had this heat. it's going to continue into next week. this big area of high pressure way up to the north. today on into tomorrow. there's a little bit of a dip in new england and the pacific northwest. record heat and you can see the heat advisories stretching from texas all of the way up into the plains. these are starting for saturday into next week. that is really unusual for this time of year. and we've also got advisories for 14 states. extreme drought stretching across the gulf coast into florida from texas. this crowd is really unbelievable. in fact, that new york city police truck has barricades, and it's stuck. it can't go anywhere. that's the latest around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> they are cheering for a really comfortable weekend forecast. good morning to you. 56 degrees in concord, not really but it's going to be nice. 54 in san francisco. as we head through noon our temperatures are only going to climb in the mid-60s.
we're running 10 to 15 degrees below where our seasonal average normally is. 70 in redwood city. the brighter side of things is the fact the sun's going to come out sooner for you at the coast today. you're not going to have to wait until 2:00 p.m. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? a 12-year-old boy is recovering this morning after he was attacked by a bull shark off the texas coast. and now he's sharing his hero inning ordeal for the first time. nbc tom trang is in houston with details this morning. good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning to you. what a week he has had. what started as a family vacation took a dangerous turn in a matter of seconds. nicholas is heading to the operating room for a 40 time. he doesn't need a reminder of why he's here. >> swimming in the surf. just having a good time. waist deep water.
a shark came up and bit my foot. i was really in jock. >> reporter: the family was on vacation in texas. playing in the water off a sunday beach when a man-eating bull shark struck, biting into nicholas' foot, trying to tear it off until someone pulled him to safety. >> i turned around and my friend mark was holding nicholas in his hands, in his arms and carrying him towards me. and, you know, i saw the he's mangled foot and a lot of blood. i know god was with us because we fought clearly. after the first shock, you know, he snapped out of that and you start thinking clearly. >> my dad took off his foot and wrapped it around my foot to put pressure on it to stop the bleeding. >> i turned around and saw them carrying nicholas and i knew right then it was pretty serious. >> reporter: with the help of a friend she was able to flag down a boat to get nicholas back to
the shore quicker. >> when i put his head in my lap and he said, mom, you need to start praying. >> reporter: by the time nicholas arrived at the hospital he was in danger of losing his foot but his doctor was hopeful. >> i think he is able to come back and have a functional foot. >> this one was probably a few feet long. >> reporter: shark attacks off the u.s. coast are extremely rare. but when they happen, they're extremely dangerous. bull sharks are aggressive and comfortable in shallow water. >> you have a better chance of winning the lottery really than being bitten by a shark. >> reporter: nicholas now has one rare fishtail that needs no exaggeration. >> dude, i got bit bay shark. >> reporter: and he has big plans for the future. >> i want to be a fireman and have, you know, own an aquarium store because i really do love fish and i like having pet fish and fish tanks and stuff. >> if you want to follow nicholas' recovery or help out
this family, nicholas has set up a blog appropriately titled nicholasbitesback.com. ann? >> well said, all right, thanks so much this morning. and still ahead, the mounting security concern tied to casey anthony's scheduled release from prison this weekend. we're live from florida with this latest. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> good morning. 7:26. i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. this morning oakland police are trying to catch the person who dumped a woman's body in the street and lit it on fire. neighbors in the rock ridge neighborhood are leaving flowers at the spot where the woman's body was found yesterday morning on ivanhoe road. police say the woman's body was too badly burned to know who she is. all they know is she appears to be hispanic, in her 20s. police say the woman was most likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in the neighborhood during the early morning hours. >> we're going to check your
very pleasant and comfortable weekend forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. we're not going to have to deal with the low cloud cover for as long. we've got a nice second half of the day for you. 64 degrees in the heat of the day in the city of san francisco. you might want to bring a jacket. we're going to see a strong sea breeze throughout this afternoon and into the evening. elsewhere, in the east bay, really comfortable numbers. 73 degrees in livermore. 71 in san jose and 65 degrees in oakland. here it is, your weekend. let's get to the giants first. you're going to watch us tonight, 7:05 on nbc bay area, following the newscast we have a giants game. 63 degrees is our giants take on the padres at petco park. here it is the weekend forecast. really kind of moderate temperatures as we head through sunday, monday, tuesday, then we jump up wednesday, thursday into the end of next weekend. going to get hot around here. let's talk to mike about the drive. >> i don't want to talk about calling it petco park. we're looking here to the maze.
a big news here, the metering lights turned on. at the toll plaza, pretty mild so i guess more headlines not so bad. the south bay we're seeing the most change. 101 through the zone here, north of 680 and approaching 880 we have slowing in both directions so prepare for that portion. 280 should build over the next half hour. >> for the latest updates find us on facebook nbc bay area morning news on facebook.
7:30 now on this friday morning, july 15th, 2011. 7:39 this friday morning, july 15th, 2011. you know, we often talk about big concert crowds here on fridays, but this one is taking the cake. more than 12,000 people have gathered outside our studios. they are here to see superstar chris brown live in our concert series. we believe this could be the biggest crowd on the plaza. >> this one is biggest, making history. >> this one the biggest, gaga,
maybe ricky martin. you figure 12,000. that's hard to count them off. start with one. so we're going to get close. >> hopefully going to get to the concert on time. i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. just ahead, what will casey anthony face when she is released from prison on sunday? where will she go? how concerned are police about her safety? we have details on that. also ahead, if you thought that 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile we showed you earlier this week was kind of some part of a doctored photographed photoshop, if you will, well, we decided to go in search of the beast, and we found him. we're going to share that story. >> pretty amazing. also, when you spend the day by the pool or the beach, we all enjoy snacks, right? but pick the wrong ones and it could sabotage your diet, your waistline. coming up, how can you replace those calorie-heavy treats with something a little more diet friendly? we have an expert. he is perusing the options for us.
also, we're going to meet a mom who says that facebook saved her 4-year-old son's life. she'll explain that for us. all right. let's begin this half hour with those security concerns surrounding casey anthony's release this weekend. nbc's lilia feliciano is at the orange county jail for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. we have just received notice that casey anthony has filed an appeal for the four guilty charges of lying to law enforcement. this all comes as security here at the orange county jail is reinforced pending her release on sunday. casey anthony's attorney visiting her on thursday is giving no hint on where casey is going as a free woman. deputies from the same orange county sheriff's team that arrested her over the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee, will be in charge of keeping her safe from people outraged by her acquittal on murder charges. >> we, the jury, find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: many believe there's a real reason for concern about casey's safety.
>> there has been a plethora of chatter in the social media circles where people have expressed their displeasure over the verdict. >> what? not guilty? >> god going to get you for that. watch. >> she got away with murder. >> reporter: casey does have a few fans, mostly men, who have sent her money in jail so she will leave her cell with a few hundred dollars in her pocket. her jail commentary accountant shows she has only $470 left after buying candy and makeup. so casey, declared indigent by the court, must now figure out how to pay her bills. an independent california tf pro-deucer says he'll pay her $1 million to tell her story. million to tell her story. >> we're going to provide the cross-examination the prosecutor never got a chance to do. >> reporter: whether she accepts the offer or not, freedom could get expensive for casey. sheriff's office and others are trying to recover the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent in
the search for caylee and the prosecution of her mother. and then there's the lawsuit for damages filed by zenaida gonzalez, the woman whose name was the one that casey made up when she told police about zani the nanny, the baby sirte who supposedly kidnapped her daughter. her attorney demands she answer her questions before she is released, arguing that the undersigned as a good faith basis to believe that the defendant will leave the jurisdiction of this court, disguise herself, and change her name. to which team casey responded, she is not available as her trial was a grueling experience that has left the defendant emotionally and mentally exhausted. casey anthony has been subpoenaed to gave deposition on tuesday at zenaida gonzalez's attorney's office. but they say they fear as soon as she's released from jail on sunday she will disappear and leave everything in her attorney's hands. they say they are ready to ask for sanctions if this is the case. ann?
back to you. >> lilia luciano, thank you so much. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. hey, al, how's it going out there? >> it's going okay. everybody is just waiting. all these young ladies and young everybody is just waiting. all these young ladies and young men all waiting to see chris brown who will be on our stage in just about one hour. they've been lining up since wednesday. luckily it's a lot cooler. so things smell pretty good out here. let's take a look and show you our weather. this morning let's talk about drought. exceptional to extreme drought spread across 14 states all down south. we even have it in far western pennsylvania. the afternoon highs, 80s and 90s 100s in central texas. beautiful along the west coast. temperature here in the east. northern plains, into the northern mississippi river valley. wet weather through the west coast and southeast. gorgeous out west and the
northeast, picture perfect weather. that's what's going o >> good morning to you. well, it's not quite picture perfect yet but in the heat of the day once we lose this cloud cover all of the fog it's going to be a really nice weekend. you saw that temperature map for the nation. most of the nation under heat watches and warnings. we're well below our seasonal averages. 56 degrees now in livermore, later on today around 73 degrees is your forecast high. down in san jose 71 degrees and warming up through the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. matt. a little earlier in the week we showed you an amazing photograph. a massive saltwater crocodile jumping out at water right next to a boat filled with tourists and some people questioned the authenticity of that photograph. natalie is back with the latest on that. natalie, good morning, again. >> good morning, matt. i the tell you that is real.
that massive croc known simply as brutus has been making waves worldwide to get a firsthand look at this giant deadly predator we sent a crew of our own to australia's remote breaches. deep in australia's northern territory, lurking along the adelaide river, giant saltwater crocodiles infest these waters. brutus, the giant predator who recently made headlines around the world after leaping from the water, dangerously close to a boat full of tourists. he was said to be 18 feet long, weighing a whopping 2,000 pounds. to get a glimpse of this massive croc for ourselves, we joined adelaide river cruises and their colorful tour guide morgan. >> we will get a photograph. >> reporter: stocking buffalo meat to lure brutus out of the water we set out in search of the giant croc. >> the big mouth can dominate an area four to five kilometers each and you never quite know where they are. >> reporter: after 30 minutes we
got our first look at brutus. >> good morning, brutus. >> reporter: 70 to 80 years old, locals say brutus lost his front leg after a run-in with a shark. he's missing teeth, they say, from regularly feasting on wild bores. >> this is one of the best hunters of the world, survive millions of years to observe this. they are probably the last of the dinosaurs in the world. >> reporter: deadly and extremely powerful, saltwater crocs kill their prey using their incredible jaw pressure. a sight to see for this group of tourists. >> unbelievable. >> i've never seen anything like that before. just magic. >> amazing. my heart is racing. scary. >> reporter: and while brutus may be a monster, he's not even the biggest beast of the bunch here in the river. his brother, known as the dominator, has brutus beat, measuring in at 20 feet long. >> live an amazing life.
their life is on the lookout for another croc out to get his territory. >> reporter: the largest of all living reptiles, salties, as they're known in australia, are thrilling tourists, making headlines and posing for pictures. >> natalie river cruises has come under fire since that photograph surfaced some saying the tours are dangerous. but the company insists they've done more than 10,000 cruises over the past 20 years without a single incident. and matt, i volunteered to personally go in search for brutus and i guess they don't want me to be croc bait. >> i like how you said we set out in a boat and you 7,000 miles away. up next, the snacks to avoid as you enjoy lounging by the pool, especially if you're trying to watch your weight, fter this. [ diane lane ] is your anti-wrinkle cream gone...
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that, today the poolside snack that can sabotage our diet, choose the wrong food to munch on and you may end up busting out of your bathing suit. we have the author of "eat this not that the" series. david, good morning to you. >> great to see you. >> before people think you're a kill joy you're trying to help us out here. your first example are these chicken strips, sometimes called chicken fingers. what's wrong with this delig delightful dish? >> why you are swimming in a pool, they are swimming in a bath of hot oil. you're taking this innocent chicken and wrapping it in a foot suit. it would be like wrapping -- like turning gizelle into larry the cable guy. it turns into these dozen little debbies. if you're at the pool and you don't want to perfect your cannonball you get the hot dog with the works. it's 300 calories. you can actually even have two. >> a hot dog? >> save 100 calories. over something like that because
it's breaded and fried in fat. that's your bff. you don't -- you want to ditch your bff. >> ditch it. >> french fries? >> they're great if you're going over the fault in a barrel. it's worse than eating a big mac. it's a bunch of empty calories and fat. ends up, ann, being the calorie equivalent of seven bowls of honeycomb cereal. if you make them cheese fries, 14 bowls of so what you want to do is go with a soft press zell. you're going to save 300 calories. you're going to cut out half of the empty carbs which ruin our diet and in ten days you will lose a pound. >> chips? this is my favorite. >> yeah. >> all the time. >> you sit there and say, 140, 150 calories, not much of an
indulgen indulgence. the problem is you can't just eat 12. you from french onion dip, 120 calories for two tablespoons. it ends up being the give lent together, the fat give lent of five twinkies. okay? >> better off going with some chips and salsa. >> go with chips and salsa. >> the same amount of chips. this is a less fat chip. >> you're going to save a couple hundred calories, whole grain. and the salsa has anti-oxidant minerals. >> the sweet small sundae? >> you don't want ice cream sundaes to turn into heavyweight mondays. 500 calories. ends up being saturated fat. the equivalent of 22 oreos. perfect portion control. get an ice cream bar. it's 190 calories. again, you can have two and still be saving over 100 calories.
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pyramids. and it was a look inside the pharoah's secret tunnel. the saqqara is also the oldest. the step pyramid of the pharoah was built years ago. today it's partially covered with scaffolding, under restoration by the minister of antiquities. >> the pyramid was tearing apart. the stones were loosening. it was collapsincollapsing. >> reporter: but the pyramid also has a secret, which we saw when the doctor took us inside. hidden beneath the pyramid are tunnels, they stretch for five miles. >> some of them with r. quite small. >> yes. >> reporter: at the center of the maze is the pharoah's final
resting place, 120 feet below ground. >> the burial chamber is also propped up by scaffolding. the team is re-enforcing the pyramid from the unside out. >> the oldes per mid fall down, that's what the an gent egyptian found. >> reporter: as we toured he has a revelation of his own. egypt's revelation has scared away tourists. and without them, there's no money to maintain the antiquities. >> this is something that is killing me inside when i see a project like this and have no money to continue if a pyramid like this collapse, with the story. we lose our past. >> reporter: the effect of the revolution is deeply personal. egyptian protesters have also accused him of corruption. he says he's a victim of a witch hunt against anyone who works
for the former regime. >> everything i do makes the news and everything i do for the love of my country. but these people want to destroy me. >> reporter: after a few hours, the doctor left, but he gave us a unique privilege, to go back inside and explore with with only flashlights. some of the tunnels were so tight we needed to crawl. the tunnels served a spiritual purpose. they represent the winding journey ancient egyptians believes the soul travel tons way to journeys battling snakes and demons along the way. the heat and thin air took a toll on our cameraman. he fainted. >> not a lot of air down here. >> reporter: he recovered quickly. we didn't see any serpents guarding the passageway to heaven. instead, elaborate rooms with carved walls and tile as bright today as ever. but preserving egypt's
treasures, archaeologists warn, are now in danger from a political upheaval. these monuments, matt, are nearly 5,000 years old and still learning about them. there are some tourists here today, but less than half the number that would come on a day like this. matt? >> yeah, and richard, thank you. the doctor has been protecting those man knew meants and trying to tell their story for an awful long time. we thank you very much. coming up, why one mom says facebook saved her son's life. plus, chris brown, but first, these messages. no time, running to a meeting. tut, tut, tut. they can wait 10 minutes. whoa! try root touch-up by nice 'n easy. to extend the life of your color. what if it doesn't match? nuh uh uh. nice 'n easy has 50% more shades than anyone else. so you can find your seamless match. guaranteed! now go meet and greet! 'cause your roots are obsolete! more shades, seamless matches,
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>> good morning. 7:56. i'm marla tellez. this morning a bay area woman alive somehow after her car lands upside-down after going airborne off a road in san francisco. the woman's car is crushed at the corner of twin peaks boulevard and clayton street. the 65-year-old driver lost control, hit a parked car, then crashed through the wall of a carport. the car flipped and then landed on top of another parked car. right now she is in the hospital with serious injuries. no one else was hurt in that crash. >> this morning people in marin city are demanding increased security near a bus stop after six robberies in one month. the latest happened in the middle of the day tuesday when three men robbed an ice cream
truck driver at gunpoint. most of the other muggies reported since june 16 have happened at night. the county lawmakers say they are looking at improving lighting. >> good day. we're coming on the air now to go to the white house and washington as president obama will hold his third press briefing and statement of recent weeks. all over this attempt to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid defaulting on obligations. there have been several attempts at deal from a grand bargain to something far less. moderator of "meet the press" david gregory will be watching with us. what are you hearing? >> it's interesting. private negotiations aren't going as well. that's why the president is trying to keep the pressure on republicans. we look at the state of play in washington, the president trying to put republicans in the corner
and yet senate republicans i talked to, brian, saying the president, the white house, increasingly irrelevant here, they are moving on their own track here and may end up that there is a smaller deal to deal with the very big problem because the two sides can't come together. >> in the briefing room our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. the president will come through the door behind where you are, chuck. what are you hearing? >> that's right. it's what david said so in many ways this press conference is an attempt for the president to keep his voice in the conversation but look, talks are over here. there might not be another round of talks with these eight members of the leadership from here forward. instead, this is a conversation taking place between harry reid, mitch mcconnell and white house aides. place between harry reid, mitch mcconnell and white house aides. >> chuck, the president walking in. we'll hear from him. >> yesterday we had another
meeting with the congressional leaders. we aren't having one today. so i thought it would be useful to give you guys an update on where we are. all the congressional leaders have reiterated the desire to make sure that the united states does not default on our obligations. and that default the united states has preserved. that is a good thing. i think we should not even be this close to a deadline on this issue. this should have been taken care of earlier. but, it is encouraging that everybody believes that this is something that has to be addressed. for the general public, i've said this before, but i just want to reiterate, this is not some abstract issue. these are obligations that the united states has taken on in the past. the congress has run up the credit card and we now have an obligation to pay our bills. if we do not, it could have a whole set of adverse consequences.
we could end up with a situation, for example, where interest rates rise for everybody all throughout the country. effectively, a tax increase on everybody. because suddenly whether you're using your credit card or you're trying to get a loan for a car or a student loan, businesses that are trying to make payroll, all of them could end up being impacted as a consequence of a default. now, what is important is that even as we raise the debt ceiling, we also solve the problem of underlying debt and deficits. you know, i'm glad that congressional leaders don't want to default, but i think the american people expect more than that. they expect that we actually try to solve this problem. we get our fiscal house in order. so, during the course of these discussions with congressional leaders, what i've tried to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big.
we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade or 15 years or 20 years. fw we' if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require is some shared acura fisacrifice and a approach that says we are going to make cuts in domestic spending. i have already said that i'm willing to take domestic spending down to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending, that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation, but future
generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student own loloan or the senio citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on the disability check, even as we're trying to make sure that all those programs are affordable, we're also saying to folks like myself that can afford it that we are able and willing to do a little bit more. that millionaires and billionaires can afford to do a little bit more. that we can close corporate loopholes. so that oil companies aren't getting unnecessary tax breaks. or that corporate jet owners aren't getting unnecessary tax breaks. if we take that approach, then i am confident that we can not only impress the finance markets, but, more importantly,
we can impress the american people that this town can actually get something done once in a while. now, let me acknowledge what everybody understands. it is hard to do a big package. my republican friends have said that they're not willing to do revenues and they have repeated that on several occasions. my hope, though, is that they're listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in washington, but they're also listening to the american people because it turns out poll after poll many dup by your organizations show that it's not just democrats who think we need to take a balanced approach, it's republicans, as well. the clear majority of republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues. that's not just democrats. that's the majority of republicans. you've got a whole slew of
republican officials from previous administrations. you've got a bipartisan commission that has said that we need revenues. so, this is not just a democratic understanding, this is an understanding that i think the american people hold that we should not be asking sacrifices from middle class folks who are working hard every day from the most vulnerable in our society. we should not be asking them to make sacrifices. we are not asking the most fortunate in our society to make sacrifices, as well. so, i am still pushing for us to achieve a big deal. but what i also said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. and that we can actually accomplish without huge changes in revenue or significant
changes in entitlements. but we could still send a signal that we are serious about this problem. the fall back position, the third option, and i think the least attractive option, is one in which we raise the debt ceiling, but we don't make any progress in deficit and debt. because if we take that approach, this issue is going to continue to plague us for months and years to come. and i think it's important for the american people that everybody in this town set politics aside, that everybody in this town sets our individual interests aside and we try to do some tough stuff. and i have already taken some heat from my party for being willing to compromise. my expectation and hope is that everybody in the coming days is going to be willing to compromise. last point i'll make and then i'll take questions.
we are, obviously, running out of time. so, what i've said to the members of congress is that you need over the next 24 to 36 hours to give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i'm ready to move. even if it requires some tough decisions on my part. i'm hopeful that over the next couple days we'll see this log jam broken because the american people, i think, understand we want to see washington do its job. with that, let me see who's on the list. we'll start with jake tapper. >> thank you, mr. president. you said that reducing the deficit will require shared sacrifice. we know we have an idea of the taxes that you would like to see raised on corporations and on
americans in the top two tax brackets. but we don't yet know what you are specifically willing to do when it comes to entitlement spending. in the interest of transparency, leadership and also showing the american people that you have been negotiating in good faith, can you tell us one structural reform that you're willing to make to one of these entitlement programs that would have a major impact on the deficit? would you be willing to raise the retirement age? >> we said that we're willing to look at all those approaches. i laid out some criteria in terms of what would be accepted. for example, i said very clearly that we should make sure that current beneficiaries, as much as possible, are not affected. but we should look at what can we do in the years so that over time some of these programs are more sustainable.
i've said that means testing on medicare, meaning people like myself, you know, i'm going to be turning 50 in a week, so, i'm starting to think a little bit more about medicare eligibility. yeah, i'm going to get my aarp card soon and it discounts. but you know, you can envision a situation where for somebody in my position, me having to pay a little bit more on premiums or co-pays or things like that would be appropriate. again, that could make a difference. so, we've been very clear about where we're willing to go. what we're not willing to do is to restructure the program in the ways that we've seen coming out on the house over the last
several months. where we would voucherize the program and you potentially have senior citizens paying $6,000 more. i view social security and medicare as the most important social safety nets that we have. i think it is important for them to remain as social insurance programs that give people some certainty and reliability in their golden years. but, it turns out that making some modest modifications in those entitlements can save you trillions of dollars. and it's not necessary to completely revamp the program. what is necessary is to say, how do we make some modifications, including, by the way, on the provider side. i think it's important for us to keep in mind that, you know, drug companies, for example, are still doing very well through the medicare program. and although we have made drugs more available at a cheaper
price to seniors who are in medicare through the affordable care act, there's more work to potentially be done there. so, if you look at a balanced package even within the entit entitlement programs, it turns out you can save trillions of dollars while maintaining the core integrity of the program. you know, i'm not going to get into specifics. as i said, jake, everything that you mentioned are things that we have discussed. but what i'm not going to do is to ask for even, well, let me put it this way. if you're a senior citizen and a modification potentially costs you $100 or 200 bucks a year more or even if it's not affecting current beneficiaries. somebody who is 40 today, 20 years from now is going to end up having to pay a little bit more. the least i can do is say that people who are making a million
dollars or more have to do something, as well. and that's the kind of trade off, that's the kind of balanced approach and shared sacrifice that i think most americans agree needs to happen. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. president. i just thought i heard you kind of open up the door to this middle of the road possibility. i think you said show me a serious plan and then i'm prepared to move. just a few minutes before you came here, house republicans said they would vote on this $2.4 trillion package as a balanced budget amendment. is that a plan or is it dead? >> i haven't looked at it yet and my expectation is that you'll probably see the house vote on a couple of things just to make political statements. but if you're trying to get to $2.4 trillion without any
revenue, then you are effectively gutting a whole bunch of domestic spending that is going to be too burdensome and that is not going to be something that i would support. you know, just to be very specific. we've identified over a trillion dollars in discretionary cuts both in defense and domestic spending. that's hard to do. i mean, that requires, essentially, that you freeze spending. and when i say freeze, that means you're not getting inflation so that these are programmatic cuts that over the course of ten years, you'd be looking at potentially a 10% cut in domestic spending. now, if you then double that number, you're then at that point really taking a big bite out of programs that are really important to ordinary folks.
i mean, you're talking then about students accumulating thousands of dollars more in student loan debt every year. you're talking about federal workers and veterans and others potentially having to pay more in terms of their health care. so, you know, i have not seen a credible plan having gone through the numbers that would allow you to get to $2.4 trillion without really hurting ordinary folks and the notion that we would be doing that and not asking anything from the wealthiest among us or from closing corporate loopholes. that doesn't seem like a serious plan to me. the notion that, for example, you know, oil company tax breaks. where the oil executives themselves say they probably don't need them. to have an incentive to go out
and drill oil and make hundreds of billions of dollars. you know, if we haven't seen the other side even budge on that, you know, then i think most democrats would say that's not a serious plan. one last point on the balanced budget. i don't know what version they're going to be presenting. but some of the balanced budget amendments that have been floating up there. this cap or cut cap and balance, for example. when you look at the numbers, what you're looking at is cuts of half a trillion dollars below the ryan budget in any given year. i mean, it would require cutting social security or medicare substantially. and, you know, i think it's important for everybody to understand that all of us believe that we need to get to a point where eventually we can balance the budget.
we don't need a constitutional amendment to do that. what we need to do is do our jobs and we have to do it the same way a family would do it. if a family gets overextended and their credit card is too high, they just don't stop paying their bills. what they do is they say, how do we start cutting our monthly costs and we keep on making payments and we cut out the things that aren't necessary and we do it in a way that maintains our credit rating. we do it that's responsible. we don't stop sending our kids to college. we don't stop fixing the boiler or the roof that's leaking. we do things in a sensible, responsible way. we can do the same thing when it comes to the federal budget. >> within that $2 trillion band if you go for the middle of the road package, which i think you referred to as the second option, would that need to have stimulative measures either payroll tax extension or the
extension of insurance? >> i think both would be good for the economy. a payroll tax cut is something that has put $1,000 in the pocket of the typical american family over the last six, seven months. and has helped offset some of the rising costs in gasoline and food. and i think that american consumers and american businesses would benefit from a continuation of that tax cut next year. unemployment insurance. obviously, unemployment is still too high. and, you know, a lot of folks out there who are doing everything they can to find a job. the market is still out there. to make sure they can stay in their homes potentially or they're able to still support their families, i think it's very important and contributes to the overall economy. so, i think there are ways that you can essentially take a little over a trillion dollars in serious discretionary cuts,
meaningful discretionary cuts and then start building on top of that some cuts in nonhealth care mandatory payments. ethanol programs and, you know, how we calculate various subsuidasubs subsidies to various industries and that could be layered on and we can still do something like a tax cut for ordinary families that would end up benefiting the economy as a whole. that is not my preferable option, though. i think about this like a layer cake. you can do the bare minimum and then you can make some progressively harder decisions to solve the problem more and more and we're in a position now where if we're serious about this and everybody is willing to compromise, we can, as i said before, fix this thing probably for a decade or more. and that's something that i
think would be good for overall business climate and would encourage the american people that washington is willing to take care of its business. >> the climate bill but not required for your signature, is that what i heard? >> i'm sorry, i lost you on that one. >> you're saying these stimulate was measures would be good for the economy but not included for you to sign $2 trillion or $4 trillion. >> i have to look at an overall package. i don't know what the speaker or mr. mcconnell are willing to do at this point. chuck todd. >> mr. president, this process got kind of ugly in the last week and it appears from the outside that things even got a little futile at these meetings. any regrets on your role on how this went and $4 trillion over ten years and spent the last six months selling that, the balance package to the american people? >> no.
first of all, i think this notion that things got ugly is just not true. we've been meeting every single day and we have had very constructive conversations. you know, the american people are not interested in reality tv aspects of who said what and did somebody's feelings get hurt. they're interested in solving the budget problem and the deficit and the debt. so, that may be good for chatter in this town. it's not something that folks out in the country are obsessing about. i think with respect to simpson, it was important for us to, it would not have happened i had not set up the structure for it, as you may recall. this is bipartisan legislation that some of the republicans vote against when i said i was for it. that is a pattern that i'm still puzzled by. so, we set it up and they issued
a report and what i said was this provides us an important framework to begin discussions. but there were aspects of it that i said from very early on, you know, were not the approach i would take. i'll give you an example. on defense spending. a huge amount of their savings on the discretionary side came out of defense spending. i think we need to cut defense. but as commander in chief, i need to make sure we're cutting in it in a way that recognizes that we're still in the middle of a war and we're winding down another war and we've got a whole bunch of veterans we have to care for as they come home. so, what we've said is a lot of the components we're willing to embrace. for example, you know, the domestic spending cuts that they recommend. we basically taken. others like on defense, we have taken some, but not all the
recommendations because it's important for it to be consistent with our defense needs and our security needs. the bottom line is that this is not an issue of salesmanship to the american people. the american people are sold. the american people are sold. i just want to repeat this. >> it would have been different, you had republican support on it? the republican senators signed -- >> chuck, you have 80% of the american people who support a balanced approach. 80% of the american people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. the notion that the american people are not sold is not the problem. the problem is members of congress are dug in idelogically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements. and this is not the american
people knowing what the right thing is. this is a matter of congress doing the right thing and reflecting the will of the american people. if we do that, we will have solved this problem. >> thank you, mr. president. i wanted to ask you about the two trains that seem to be rolling down the tracks on the hill. specifically, leader mcconnell has laid out an elaborate plan to lay out the debt limit. it looks like last night they are going to pair that with a new committee that would be tasked with coming up with the big solution that you talk about coming up with by the end of the year. your comment on that proposal? meanwhile in the house they say we could be flexible on some of our demands and they note that vice president biden voted for a bba in 1997. is there any way that could be part of the solution? is there any version of a bba that you would support? >> first of all, for the consumption of the general public, bba being a balanced
budget. we don't need a constitutional amendment to do our jobs. the constitution already tells us to do our jobs. and to make sure that the government is living within its means and making responsible choices. and, so, this notion that we're going to go through a multi-year process instead of seizing the moment now and taking care of our problems is a typical washington response. we don't need more studies, we don't need a balanced budget amendment. we simply need to make these tough choices and be willing to take on our basis. and everybody knows it. i mean, we could have a discussion right here about what the numbers look like and we know what's necessary. here's the good news. it turns out we don't have to do anything radical to solve this problem.
contrary to what some folks say that we're not greece, we're not portugal. it turns out that our problem is we cut taxes without paying for them over the last ended up ins programs like a prescription drug program for seniors that was not paid for. we fought two wars, we didn't pay for them. you know, we had a bad recession that required a recovery act and stimulus spending and helping states and all that accumulate it and there's interest on top of that. and to unwind that, what's required is that we roll back those tax cuts on the wealthiest individuals that we clean up our tax codes so we're not giving out a bunch of tax breaks to companies that don't need them and are not creating jobs. we cut programs that we don't
need. and we invest in those things that will help us grow. and every commission that's been out there has said the same thing. and basically taken the same approach within the margin of error. so, you know, my general view is that if the american people looked at this, they'd say, boy, some of these decisions are tough. but they don't require us to gut medicare or social security. they don't require us to stop helping young people to go to college. they don't require us to stop helping families who got a disabled child. they don't require us to violate our obligations to our veterans. and they don't require quote/unquote job killing tax cuts. they require us to make some modest adjustments to get our house in order and we should do
it now. with respect to senator mcconnell's plan. as i said, i think it is constructive to say that if washington operates as usual and can't get anything done let's at least avert armageddon. i'm glad that people are serious about the consequences of denot. but we have two problems here. one is raising the debt ceiling. this is a problem that was manufactured here in washington because every single one of the leaders over there have voted for raising the debt ceiling in the past and it has typically been a difficult, but routine process. and we do have a genuine underlying problem that our debt and deficits are too big.
so, senator mcconnell's approach solves the first problem. it doesn't solve the second problem. i'd like to solve that second problem. >> are you looking at this option as a more likely outcome at this point or can you share with us why you have some hope that the talks that have been going on might actually produce an answer? >> i always have hope. don't you remember my campaign? even after, even after being here for two and a half years. i continue to have hope. you know why i have hope, is because of the american people. you know, when i talk to them and i meet with them as frustrated as they are about this town, they still reflect good common sense. and all we have to do is align with that common sense on this problem. it can get solved. and i'm assuming that at some point members of congress are going to listen. i just want to repeat every
republican, i won't say every, a number of republican former elected officials that aren't in office now would say a balanced approach that includes some revenue, is the right thing to do. the majority of republican voters say that approach is the right thing to do. the proposal that i was discu discussing with speaker boehner fell squarely in line with what most republican voters think we should do. so, the question is, at what point do folks over there start listening to the people who put them in office? now's a good time. sam young. >> good morning, mr. president. i'd like something chuck asked about his first question about the tone of the debate. i faintly remember your campaign and why it hasn't been ugly as
you say. when you have senator mcconnell making comments that he views these negotiations through the prism of 2012, how much does that poison and going forward, if, if you can get a deal on this, can you get anything done with congress for the next year and a half? >> let me say this. and i'm not trying to poke at you guys. i generally don't watch what is said about me on cable. i generally don't read what is said about me, even in "the hill." and, so, you know, part of this job is having a thick skin and understanding a lot of this stuff is not personal. you know, that's not going to be an impediment to whatever senator mcconnell says about me on the floor of the senate is not going to be impediment to us getting a deal done. you know, the question is going to be whether at any given moment we're willing to set
politics aside, at least briefly, in order to get something done. i don't expect politicians not to think about politics. but every so often there are issues that are urgent that have to be attended to and require us to do things we don't like to do. that run contrary to our base. they get some constituency that helped elect us agitated because they're looking at it from a narrow prism. we're supposed to step back and look at it for what's good for the country. and if we are able to remind ourselves of that, then there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to get things done. look, what we've been obsessing over the last couple weeks about raising the debt ceiling and reducing the debt and deficit. i tell you what the american people are obsessing about right now. that unemployment is still way
too high and too many folks homes are still under water. and prices of things that they need, not just that they want, are going up. a lot faster than their paychecks are if they have a job. so, even after we solve this problem, we still got a lot of work to do. we should renew the payroll tax for another year. r make sure unemployment insurance is there for another year. you were making the point if that issue could be wrapped into this deal. my point is that those a whole other set of issues that we need to be talking on and working on. i have an infrastructure bank, bill, that would start putting construction workers back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges. we should be cooperating on that. most of the things that i've proposed to help spur on additional job growth are
traditionally bipartisan. i've got three trade deals sitting, ready to go. these are all trade deals that the republicans told me were their top priorities. they said this would be one of the best job creators that we could have. yet, it's still being held up because some folks don't want to provide trade adjust assistance to people who are displaced as a consequence of trade. surely we can come up with a compromise to solve those problems. so, huge differences between now and november 2012 between the parties and whoever the republican nominee is, you know, we're going to have a big, serious debate about what we believe is the right way to guide america forward and to win the future. and i'm confident that i will win that debate because i think that we've got, we've got the
better approach. but in the meantime, surely, we can every once in a while sit down and actually do something that helps american people right here and right now. >> in the meantime, sir, that i'm curious about. as you just said, raising the debt ceiling is fairly routine, but economic armageddon, as you said. if you can get past this one, how can you get any agreement with congress on those big issues you talked about? >> you know, i am going to keep on working and i'm going to keep on trying and what i'm going to do is to hope that, in part, this debate has focused the american people's attention a little bit more and will subject congress to scrutiny and i think increasingly the american people are going to say to themselves, you know what, if a party or a politician is constantly taking
the position my way or the highway, constantly being locked in to, you know, idelogically rigid positions that we're going to remember at the polls. it's kind of cumulative. the american people aren't paying attention to the details of every as peck of this negotiation. what they are paying attention to is who seems to be trying to get something done? who seems to be posturing and just trying to score political points? i think it will be in the interest of everybody who wants to continue to serve in this town to make sure that they are on the right side of that impression. and that's, by the way, what i said in the meeting two days ago. i was very blunt. i said the american people do not want to see a bunch of posturing. they don't want they don't want to hear a bunch of sound bites.
what they want is for us to solve problems. and we all have to remember that. that's why we were sent here. last question, scott? >> thank you, mr. president. i wondered if you've seen any sign that republicans are being more aligned with that american majority or if we are in the same place today that we were on mond monday. >> it's probably better for you to ask them. i do think that, i've said this before, speaker boehner in good faith was trying to see if it was possible to get a big deal done. he had some problems in his caucus. my hope is that after some reflection, after we walk through all the numbers this week and we look at all the options that there may be some movement, some possibility, some interest to still get something more than the bare minimum done.
but we're running out of time. that's the main concern we have at this point. we have enough time to do a big deal. you know, i've got reams of paper and printouts and spreadsheets on my desk and, so, we know how we can create a package that solves the deficit and debt for a significant period of time. but in order to do that, we have to get started now. that's why i'm expecting some answers from all the congressional leaders. some time in the next couple of days. i have to say, you know, this is tough on the democratic side, too. i mean, some of the things that i've talked about and said i would be willing to see happen, there are some democrats who think that's absolutely unacceptable. and, so, that's where i have a selling job, chuck, is trying to sell some of our party that if
you are a progressive, you should be concerned about debt and deficit just as much as if you're a conservative. and the reason is because if the only thing we're talking about over the next year two years, five years are debt and deficits, then it's very hard to start talking about how do we make investments in community colleges so that our kids are trained. how do we actually rebuild $2 trillion worth of crumbling inf infrastructure. you know, if you care about making investments in our kids and making investments in our insti instructure you should want our house in order so every time we propose a new initiative, somebody doesn't throw up their hands and say more big spending, more big government. you know, it would be very helpful for us to be able to say to the american people, our
fiscal house is in order. so, now the question is, what should we be doing to win the future and make ourselves more competitive and create more jobs and what aspects of what government's doing is a waste and we should eliminate. and that's the kind of debate that i'd like to have. all right, thank you, guys. >> the third such gathering in two weeks and chuck todd, who got the last reference there and had quite an exchange with president obama is back up and standing in the front row. chuck, how do we just move the ball down the field, if at all? >> the president indicated he would support whatever congress produces. and whatever and he didn't get quite specific talking about the mcconnell option which, of course, is this sort of fail safe that puts the burden on himself. but he was clearly eluding to it. right now that's what democratic senator, harry reid, the majority leader mitch mcconnell
and even jon kyl working with house republicans they're negotiating a way to get this through. one way, we're going to raise the debt ceiling. that we know and the rest of this press conference was a little bit about what is it going to look like? how many cuts are going to be involved? how much is the deficit going to get reduced and then a little bit looking back and friday morning quarterbacking. what could have worked and what didn't work. >> chuck todd in the briefing room, well done. over to david gregory across town. david, of course, the unspoken thing in washington. spoken by some, there is this block of republicans in the house that wants none of it and the republican leadership is having a tough time. >> yeah, i think that limits the scope of what's possible here. my reading of what the president is saying is i can take something that we've already agreed to in principaprincipal.
we will have that fight in 2012. a lot of 2012 talk in that, brian. what republicans were not willing to do and how they were not willing to lead and where he was. that will be his position and i think we may have seen a cap here in how much spending cuts are possible. >> over to the hill we go, kelly o'donnell. so much talk about washington ease and washington langage al. david gregory just used revenue. that a tough nut for a lot of folks in this. >> they try to soften it by calling it revenue, which seems a bit more benign. one thing republicans on the hill are trying to give attention to. the crisis is not just the default deadline, but the bigger issue of trying to solve a long-term problem. and they're trying to say that the experts, including secretary geithner, are focused on that, too. trying to shift attention a bit off august 2nd because everybody here tells us the country will
not default. privately we hear that again and again. certainly progressives will have noticed that the president did hint that he would be open to means testing. if you make more, you would pay more for something like medicare. that will get a lot of attention, as well, brian. >> kelly o'donnell on the hill. david gregory at our nbc washington bureau and chuck todd leading the questioning there in >> but they don't like it. >> no. >> in other words, i was nice all those years for a good reason. >> right. >> but i think finding the balance between being able to say no and being a decent mean person is good. >> all right. we're going to leave it there. she's still going to be mean. all right, susan, dr. catherine, thank you both, ladies. coming up next, increasing your home's value with some exterior changes. george is coming to the rescue. and another performance by chris brown. he just dazzled us. male announcer ] think your conditioner is doing the job? [ woman ] ♪ why you gotta be like that?
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raidsingraids ing raising a family. it left little time to keep up with home repairs. they asked for help and it was george to the rescue. >> oh, hey, how is it going? >> we're here to rescue you with the help of your family, we're here to take care of your house on seaside. you've been here 50 years cutting hair. you know, you don't have enough time to take care of all the home improvement things. >> what just happened? >> oh, my. you got some work ahead of us. take everything out. identify the leak, patch it. and let's get out of thisff this house here. now, it's not just ralph's house that he's rescuing. also his barber shop where he's been working for over 52 years. 5:00 a.m. in the morning we're here at ralph's barber shop to surprise him. he gets here bright and early so
we got him before him. hey, ralph. ho you are you? >> holy mackerel. >> surprise? >> yes. too many surprises. oh, my gosh. i want to let you get back to work. i'm going get back to work on your house. >> a lot of projects going here at the house. new siding, new kitchen, upstairs and downstairs. it's all necessary. we got the job done. >> we sure did. >> let's bring ralph and his family home. ready? >> i'm ready. >> turn around and take a look. come on in. >> wow. >> oh, my goodness. it's beautiful. we just had absolutely no idea that it would be so beautiful. it's kind of like disbelief. >> i pinched her a few times.
>> and the wonder at how we could be so fortunate. it's been overwhelming. >> wow. and "today" contributor george belafonte is here. >> so the siding you think is a way to give an instant facelift to your home? >> exactly. if you're looking at your home and it's falling apart, the best way to give it new curb appeal, put on some new siding. we have home exterior here. it looks like a cedar siding but if you look at it it's actually a composite. and you can install it. it goes on easier. it's durable. it can handle up to 190 degree winds. >> are you saying this is something you can do yourself? >> i wouldn't recommend it unless you're really, really good do it yourselfer. but if you are, by all means. otherwise, hire a professional. >> better than shinkles. >> definitely better than shingles. it's going to insulate your
house better. it's going to keep your house safer. you don't have to sand it, you don't have to paint it. it's a wonderful product. >> i love your next idea. screen doors. kind of virtual. >> this is from phantom. you can have it motorized so they come in when you need them. they block the sun. they keep the bugs out. they keep the -- your energy bills down because better for the air conditioning. pretty much the best thing you need now. >> but you have the option to open them up if you want. and then there are some manuals ones. >> open them up manually. you can walk right through. >> i assume the manual ones are cheaper than the automatic. >> manuals are cheaper than the automatic. good for any room in the house. >> i love the per rehnials because you don't have to be to be handy for them to work. >> green thumb, black thumb, whatever works,s they survive. is wisteria is fantastic. beautiful purple plflowers in t spring. >> you won't fall out as you're
trying to get out of it. you won't have that experience. >> this is a two-person hammock. my father-in-law, the first gift he ever gave me is a hammock and said, george, this is the best way to relax. this one, you don't have to find two trees. >> last but not least, we cannot forget the dog. >> right. >> this is like a dog mansion. >> this is the doghouse you want to be in, right? this is a dog mansion. this is like a dog beach house. >> it even has the siding you like, or looks like it. >> siding. this is really fun. what dog wouldn't love this? >> you know what, i might move in there. great ideas. coming up next, he's rocking the top of the charts and rocking our plaza. we'll get one last song from chris brown. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
safety laws at a notorious intersection after a shuttle bus slammed into a big rig car carrier. 52-year-old dr. kevin mak died in that crash yesterday morning at the intersection of octavia and oak. the psychiatrist was on his way to work. he was pinned under the rig. max was not wearing a seat belt because none of the university buses have them. >> the lights are timed in such a way on octavia that traffic is traveling 50 miles an hour. once they come off the freeway, the lights turned all green. >> three other shuttle passengers were taken to nearby hospitals when minor injuries, including the driver of the shuttle, is now on paid leave. here is christina loren. she has a look at your very
comfortable weekend forecast. >> finally good weather to accommodate your weekend. you can probably get away with a fan. you don't need to run the ac. 66 in livermore. we're on our way to the low 70s. 73 today in livermore. and 73 in fairfield and 71 in san jose. more mild today and as we head through the weekend, we gradually climb in temperature each day all the way through wednesday. let's check the traffic with wednesday. >> northbound 101 around fair oak, an accident is clearing the lanes and southbound 880 past the 101 interchange still has tie-ups through this area. watch for a slowing through milpitas. very easy drive where the meters are on. mild backup through grand avenue. back to you, marla.
♪ more today on a friday morning, 15th day of july, it is the 15th day of july, 2011. it was some show here. with some moves that only ann curry has done in the past. >> he looked like a rubber band. >> out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry and savannah guthrie and al roker. >> how was it possible, matt, for two planes to actually
collide upon takeoff at boston's logan national airport last night? a lot of questions being asked. we will be addressing those coming up this morning. al? >> if if you wish on a weekend like this you could be laying out at the beach? we've got great news. we are going to show you fantastic homes coast to coast. $400,000 or less will have you on the beach. >> all right. also, how one woman's weight loss story could help you at home if you're struggling. she decided to stop taking care of everybody else and start taking care of herself. you know what? the pounds started coming off. >> all right. more music from chris brown, but first, let's go inside. natalie is standing by let's go inside. natalie is standing by live. >> good morning to you. good morning. two plane at logan international airport in boston collided on the taxi way thursday night. the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of a smaller regional plane. nbc's tom costello covered the story.
he has more from washington. >> reporter: this was delta flight 226 and a delta regional jet, make that 4904 headed to raleigh-durham, north carolina. neither plane ended up going anywhere last night. passengers aboard two planes at boston's logan airport got quite a jolt when their jets collide on the tarmac. >> it looked awfully close and it just clipped it. the tip of the wing was just sheared right off. >> reporter: the larger plane was preparing to take off for amsterdam when it struck a commuter jet, striking its tail and alarming the passenger. >> the whole plane jostled. >> a really big shock. >> reporter: the commuter jet which was heading to north carolina, suffered major damage tots tail and horizontal stabilizer and the collision came as a rude awakening for one of its passengers. >> i was half asleep. the next thing you know, there was a bang.
and we all wonder what happened. the pilot comes on and says we've been clipped by the plane behind us. >> reporter: even the air traffic controller on duty could not believe what happened. >> did he hit you with his tail, with his wing? >> absolutely. >> reporter: a similar incident happened in ate april at jfk airport with a large air france a-380 hit the tail of a much larger plane causing to it spin. the question was what caused this in boston? for now, passengers are praising delta staffers for their response to the incident. >> i think they responded pretty well. they said everybody remain calm and they'll have somebody come out and take care of us quickly. they asked if anybody was hurt and mostly everybody was fine. >> reporter: there were 217 people on board. 77 on that smaller jet. one passenger we are told did suffer neck pain. he was on the smaller plane. the ntsb is now investigating and natalie, we're told it has already collected both black boxes and will start to look at
what happened. thank you. federal officials are investigating whether rupert murdoch's news corporation tried to hack the phone of 9/11 victims. meantime, rebecca brooks resigned today as chief executive. despite a default deadline weeks away, president obama and congressional leaders are not meeting face to face today to tacklet he budget crisis. instead the president told lawmakers to spend the day brain storming with the colleagues about a deficit reduction plan. >> if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a down payment on deficit reduction. and that we can actually accomplish without huge changes in revenue or significant changes in entitlements. but we could still send a signal that we are serious about this problem. >> the judge who declared a mistrial thursday in roger
clemens perjury case has set a hearing in december to decide if he can be retried. he is charged with lying to investigators three years ago when he said he never used steroids. the judge declared the mistrial after prosecutors showed the jury videotaped evidence that he had previously banned. and this bird isn't just angry. it is mean. take a look. watch as it stakes out its prey and then takes a dive for that hair-raising peck. no word on what caused the bird to take out its issues on passers by. unbelievable. it is now five minutes past the hour. watch out for the birds. back out to you. >> thanks. sending those birds in. let's check the weather. now we have a call or two from alfred hitchcock.
all right. we've got the heat wave we're going to be talking. about another one. big a ridge of high pressure, building and pushing the jet stream to the north today into early next week. that means heat warnings, heat advisories and heat watches really into next week, stretching sunday into minnesota, all the way down into illinois, by maybe not a heat advisory until thursday for parts of central well, it's finally a get away friday and this weekend we're going to see some of the best weather of the whole nation. we'll show you where temperatures are right now. still got that cloud deck. overhead as a result we're still in the 40s. a little chilly in san francisco but the sun is going to come out earlier than it did yesterday and it will be a tad warmer. 64 in san francisco and 71 in san jose. the weekend continues the warmup but still stays nice.
>> that's your latest weather. >> thanks. casey anthony walks out of jail a free woman on sunday after being acquitted in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. and there are some big concerns over her safety now. nbc's reporter is in orlando this morning. good morning. >> reporter: today casey anthony has filed an appeal on the four guilty charges of lying to law enforcement. some speculate that this is a strategy on behalf of her defense team to save her from all of the civil lawsuits that have been filed on her name and the ones to come. this all comes as this jail house gets ready for her release on sunday. measures of security have been reinforced. casey anthony's attorney jose baez visiting her in jail on thursday is giving no hint of where casey is going as a free woman. deputies from the same orange county sheriff's team that arrested her over the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter caylee will be in charge of keeping her safe from
people outraged by her acquittal on murder charges. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty -- >> reporter: many believe there is a real reason for concern about casey's safety. >> there has been a plethora of chatter in the social media circles where people have express the displeasure over the verdict. >> what? >> god going to get you for that. watch. >> she got away with murder. >> reporter: casey does have a few fans. mostly men who have sent her money in jail so she will leave her cell with a few hundred dollars in her pocket. her jail commissary account shows she has only $470 left after buying candy and make-up. so casey declared indigent by the court must now figure out how to pay her bills. an independent california tv producer said he will pay her $1 million to tell her story. >> we're going to provide the cross-examination that the prosecutor never got a chance to do. >> reporter: whether she accepts the offer or not, freedom could get expensive for casey.
the state of florida and the orange county sheriff's office are among those in line trying to recover the hundreds of thouss of dollars spent in the search for caylee and the prosecution of her mother. and then there is the lawsuit for damages filed by zenaida gonzalez, the woman whose name matches the one casey made up when she told police about zanny the nanny. the baby sit here had supposedly kidnapped her toddler. gonzalez' attorney demands that casey answer his questions in a videotaped deposition before she is released. arguing that the undersigned has a good faith basis to believe the defendant will leave the jurisdiction of the court, disguise herself and change her name to which team casey responded, she is not available as her trial was a dwroolg experience that has left the defendant emotionally and mentally exhausted. casey anthony has been subpoenaed to get deposed on tuesday as the attorneys for zenaida gonzalez' office. now they say she might just
leave town as soon as she leaves jail on sunday. if this is the case, they say they're planning to take sanctions against her. >> all right. thank you. star jones is a former prosecutor and veteran legal correspondent. star, good morning to you. let start where she left off. she's going to leave jail this weekend. a lot of people are concerned about her safety. does the sheriff's office after she walks out those doors have any obligation to protect her or provide her security? even just to get out of town? >> their only job is the same job it would be for one of us. there is no real extreme measures, other than to secure her safe passage out of the jail. and then she is kind of on her own unless there is a viable threat. now we know there has been a lot of stuff on social media but no one had a made an actual threat to her life that >> meanwhile, the lawsuit against her are just piling up. >> yeah. >> those who are keeping track at home. let's run through it. what is she facing right now? >> well, she has the texas
equusearch lawsuit for the search of baby caylee. she has the zonaida gonzales lawsuit, and ultimately she is going to face sanctions from the court to recoup the amount of the prosecution. >> let's talk about zanny the nanny's law suit. >> people didn't believe this person existed. >> she does exist. her lawyer alleges that casey anthony basically got her name from an apartment application. >> yeah. >> and zanny the nanny now says, look, i was defamed by casey anthony and i want damages. does she have a case? >> the police treated her as a person of interest. she ended up losing her job allegedly because of this and her apartment because of this because her landlord didn't want her staying there. if she can show actual damages because of casey anthony's lies, she does have a strong case. >> this is one of those issues that the law calls deafamation
per se. you accuse someone of kidnapping there's no contest. >> people were coming up to this woman and actually making threats against her, as you can imagine. people thought she knew where the baby was. we don't even know a zanny the nanny really existed. some people thought it was code for xanax. so many theories out there. but a woman's life was impacted on. >> the lawyers for zanny the nanny want to depose, sbasically interview for a lawsuit, casey anthony. they're afraid she will leave. wouldn't casey anthony just plead the fifth amendment citing her right not to incriminate herself? >> her lawyer has made that very clear in this argument against having the deposition. one, the lawyer is not available. it would be postponed no matter what. her lawyer wouldn't be there to look out for her interests. but then also, she's going to take the fifth on any substantive question about the disappearance of caylee or the death of caylee.
>> some will say, wait a minute, she's already been acquitted of the charge. she can't be tried again for this charge. how can she fight the fifth and say i won't testify in a civil case? >> we're not sure whether or not there are any federal charges that could be evaluated. as long as someone still remains in jeopardy from the criminal law -- >> even in theory? >> in theory. there's a viable fifth amendment claim to be made. >> star jones, lots to watch. thank you so much. thanks for being with us. coming up next, how your dream of owning a beach house could become a reality. we'll show you some home on the market for let's than $400,000. and later, how one woman lot lean by turning mean and why it can work for you, after these messages. can work for you, after these messages. ♪ special k protein shakes -- ♪ a truly great-tasting breakfast shake.
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this morning on "today's" real estate beach home for under $400,000. owning a piece of paradise in the sun and sand may not be as expensive as you think. real estate contributor barbara cochran is here good to see you. >> good to see you. >> i want to start with a place when i think of newport, rhode island, high place stuff. $299. >> this is not a mice from the guilded age. they have a huge mansion up on the cliff. they have miles and miles of scenic coastline. this is a cottage. the kind that everybody love 't'a block from the water front. interior design, keeping it simple. vaulted ceilings. wide plank hardwood floors. there's a great shot of it. lots of light. the smaller the house the more important the light is.
got windows on every corner of this house. the open dining area has cream colored wainscotting and windows. plenty of rooms to put a giant table in. i love the hardwood floors just recently done. it was worth the money. makes it look like a new house. there's the kitchen. that's usable. it's not a fancy kitchen. all the cabinets. at least it's pristine and white. you can just put yourself, whipping up an easy meal there. that's the spare bedroom they are up in the attic. they have one too many beds that makes it look like a storage room but it is a spare room over the other two bedrooms that come with the house. out back there's a beautiful backyard with fences. newport is a big deal to have little white pickett fence to give yourself some privacy. that's the house. expennive town for only $299. >> cool. all right. now we're going to go to gulf shores, alabama. now, they took a beating last year with bp. this is the case that perception lags reality. >> they look better there and house values are starting to go
up in the area which no one predicted. they thought they would be laying low for a long time. very good neighborhood. half mile from the white sugar sand beaches. it made this area famous. i love the idea that they had the double porches on front. it looks like a house that is easy to maintain. all the work is going to be done for you. it has in addition to the double porches, tons of room inside the house. there's the living room. i'm not in agreement with the color choices there. looks like a little too much tu furniture and too brown for a beach house. there's a dining room that's small. a little bit cramped but at least has three windows there with lovely white shutters. at least these are very airy feeling. and then also each of the bedrooms has its own private ter race. i think we have a shot of that in a second. again, it's not a new kitchen but it's a beach house. okay. and there's the little deck terrace outside one bedroom. there are three other bedrooms
all with their own deck and you have lots of privacy out back. the property taxes, best news. a block from that beach. only $740 a year. not a month, a year. >> speaking of privacy, let's go to rock port, texas. nyce beach house for $329.9. >> near the pristine beaches of royal class sport fish ing there. what's great about this house is the situation. you have water views on all sides. you have absolutely no neighbors. you have grown palm trees, which means no hurricane is going to take this place out for a while. and inside all the rooms are stately for a beach house. all of a sudden the mood switches there. all the windows are oversized. it makes this house look expensive. th cabinets. the big breakfast room and adjacent family room you can see in the second light in the back. out back, a small covered porch. local palms and a perfectly flat green lawn. there's a spare attic room. do what you want with it. how do you like the open water
views. this house is total privacy. that's what makes it nice. >> this is for $359,000. >> i'll do this one quick because it really lives up to the the translation, beautiful place by the sea. this is a beach house that's tucked away from a private setting. a mile from the beach. reads like a woodsman's house instead of a beach house because of the wood walls. three windows. a kitchen that's literally the heart of the home that has a wr wrap-around area and for a family room. out back you can make birdcalls from your back terrace, and woods all around. >> and tybee island. >> there's nothing like to like about it. just off the coast of savannah. it's like a little town stuck in a cattle. it's a vintage cot damage. this one is pink and white. all the cottages are similar. sun porch inside. hardwood floors throughout that have been painted up. there's not much of a kitchen in this house. a little tiny area.
and out back, we get a kick out of this. outdoor shower in addition to that little bench, an outdoor shower. you've got to see that shot. there it is! that's where your take your shower. >> i like this near savannah. >> that's a ter viable joke. >> thank you so much. coming up, once you buy that new house we're going to show you improvements you can make outside to give yourself a facelift and save money. and the fans have been lining up for two days to see chris brown on rockefeller plaza. he's got one more song for us. but first, these messages. [ diane lane ] is your anti-wrinkle cream gone...
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it is 9:26 now. good morning. i'm marla. in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood, police are trying to catch the person who dumped a woman's body in the street and lit it on fire. neighbors are leaving flowers at the spot where the woman's body was found yesterday. police say the woman's body is too badly burned to know who she is. at this point, all they know is she appears to be hispanic in her 20s. >> please call the oakland police department. you may have seen something that looked out of the ordinary around that time this morning.
so sometimes very small tips lead to the big arrests. >> police say the woman was most likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in the rock ridge neighborhood during the early morning hours. officers say the suspects probably chose that neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. a look at your weekend forecast and the roads right after this. hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter.
school takes a lot. target has it all. good morning to you. 9:28 now. we still have really cloudy conditions in the city of san francisco but it's not going to last all day. future cast shows you by noon today, just a mix of sun and clouds, mild conditions. that sea breeze will start to pick up and clear more of that cloud cover out of your area by 4:00 p.m. you're looking at 64 degrees. a thin veil of clouds left over in the city of san francisco. high today, 64. redwood city, in oakland, 65 degrees. you're going to have to wait for that fog to clear until 11:00 a.m. but it is doing so as we
speak. 71 in fremont and san jose. we continue to warm up through the weekend and beyond. giants game at 7:05. let's check your drive with mike. >> it's 9:28 and the metering lights are still on. very light volume from the toll plaza. a mild slow down around the berkeley curve and saturday a big soccer game that is going to slow down by at&t as well. 101, a little slow approaching 92 and a live shot out there at sunol. 680 is very clear. back to you. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook for updates. we'll be back at 9:56.
>> shoutout to the new york city police department who has done a great job. they reopened some streets. >> this was a big job. >> that's right. by the way, speaking of music, and this concert comes up in a couple of minutes, a guy who knows a little bit about music, "american idol" host ryan seacrest has a great announcement. he's opening up a very important and inspirational center in philadelphia. we're going to be talking to ryan in just a couple of minutes. >> that's right. and we've got a lot more stuff coming up. unbelievable crowd. what else is coming up? >> hoda and kathie lee is in montreal again this morning. they've had pretty big crowds there as well to greet them because they're going to tell us what's coming up as well in their show. >> so much ahead. but first, let's get a check of the morning's weather from mr. al. >> fantastic. the northeast will have a great weekend. let's show you what you can expect for your weekend. saturday's strong storms in the northern plains. wet weather through the gulf coast. sunny and warm throughout most
of the rest of the country. few showers. and then on sunday, sunday, looking at more wet weather through the gulf coast. a few showers headed in along the pacific northwest coast. northern plains, we'll see a few showers up and down the eastern seaboard. gorgeous weather. sizzling in the southwest. we are unfortunately going to have another heat wave cranking up through much of the south which is going to last into next we wait all week to hear sunday, sundays. and today, it's going to be nice. not as nice as our sunday. 64 degrees in san francisco today. 71 in fremont and 71 degrees in san jose. now as we head through the next few days, if you've been looking for the warmth, it will arrive in the bay area. it's going to take a little bit of time for us to reach the seasonal averages once again. it won't happen until wednesday. take a look at your numbers. they progressively increase all the way through wednesday and then it gets hotter out here. >> we just had our crowd
countdown with the world east largest countdown we've ever had. look at that. all right. mr. lawyer! >> all right, mr. roker, thank you very much. we'll get back out to you in just a couple of minutes. meanwhile, big day at children's hospital in philadelphia. the ryan seacrest foundationed dated for quality of life for seriously ill and injured children is opening a brand new broadcast media center. it's called the voil voice. ryan is there now along with his friends behind him there. ry ryan, good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> tell me about this place. what is the voice? >> this is a tv and radio studio that's built in the lobby here at children's hospital philadelphia. they broadcast up to each individual room at the hospital. so it's meant for the kids to come down and use. they can be a deejay or a host. they can be interviewed. they can interview each other. and also we'll have celebrity guests stop by and perform for
them. i wanted to come up with something that they can do while they're here because some of them are here for quite a while. >> it's a distraction and it's something for them to do, but i think it probably in the back of your mind, and correct me if i'm wrong, you're thinking maybe you might find that young person who takes an early interest in radio i know like you said as a kid. >> for me this is exactly how i started. i wasn't allowed to actually use the microphone when i first started in radio. i was just allowed to press the start button, the play button. but in reality the young broadcasters of america who are doing what we do could be discovered in a facility just like this. >> and by the way, it's not your first one. you did this in atlanta, too, didn't you? >> yeah, i did it in my hometown of atlanta where i got my start in radio. and this is the home of comcast, who is the operator of e and nbc universal, a sponsor of this as well. we're very excited. i have a surprise for the kids today, but i was just -- follow me here for a second.
i was just talking to a.j. earlier. i said to a.j. and the gang, i said i have a special guest coming, do you know who it is? what did you say? >> it's selena gomez. >> it's not a surprise if you know already. how did you find out? >> a construction worker told me by accident. >> so there you go. a former construction worker. we fired that person. >> exactly. >> selena is going to be here in a little bit for these kids. >> that's great, ryan. before i let you go, congratulations. you picked up another emmy nomination yesterday for hosting "american idol." that's good stuff. >> thank you very much, matt. i appreciate it. we're excited to get back on the air with another season. i'll let you know who the judges are as soon as i find out. >> call me. i want to hear that. >> okay. >> congratulations on this, on the voice down there in philadelphia. nice work, ryan. thank you for joining us. >> thanks, buddy. coming up, the next big event. chris brown live in concert out on the plaza. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
♪ feels like we're on another level ♪ ♪ feels like our loves intertwined ♪ ♪ we can be two rebels breaking the rules ♪ ♪ me and you you and i ♪ all you got to do is watch me ♪ ♪ forever ♪ look what i can do with my feet ♪ baby feel the beat inside ♪ ♪ i'm driving you can take the front seat ♪ ♪ just need you to trust me ♪ it's like wive waited my whole life for this one night ♪ ♪ it's going to be me you and the dance floor ♪ because we've only got one night ♪ double your pleasure ♪ ♪ double your fun and dance ♪ forever ever ever ♪ forever ever ever
♪ forever on the dance floor ♪ it's a long way down ♪ we're so high off the ground ♪ sending for an angel to bring me your heart ♪ ♪ girl where did you come from ♪ take me ♪ gazing in your eyes ♪ know you love me ♪ girl ♪ fall girl oh ♪ oh oh ♪ i won't let you fall ♪ it's like i waited my whole life for this one night ♪ ♪ one night ♪ take you on the dance floor ♪ waited that one night ♪ double your pleasure ♪ double your fun ♪ and dance forever
♪ you make it hard for me to see somebody else ♪ ♪ i'm calling her your name ♪ yes it's mess up because i'm thinking about you ♪ ♪ it's your fault babe ♪ i never wanted to break up ♪ no not this way ♪ but you don't understand it girl ♪ ♪ when she touches me i'm wishing that they were your hands ♪ and when i'm with her it's only about sex ♪ ♪ with you i had a bad romance ♪ and if i could just trade her in i would ♪ ♪ because nobody compares to you ♪ ♪ i think i better let her go
because i can't leave you alone ♪ ♪ every day that i'm with her all i want is you ♪ ♪ i want to leave but i'm afraid that you don't even feel the same ♪ ♪ and now i realize that she ain't you ♪ ♪ no she ain't you ♪ whoa oh oh ♪ sing it ♪ whoa oh oh na na na ♪ she ain't ♪ no she ain't you ♪ i've been sleeping out for quite some nights now ♪ ♪ it's not the same in my bed ♪ but if she found out what's going on in my head ♪ ♪ it will be all bad ♪ have me right back but you don't understand it girl ♪ ♪ when she touches me i'm
wishing that they were your hands ♪ ♪ and when i'm with her it's only about the sex ♪ ♪ with you i had a bad romance ♪ if i could just trade her in i would ♪ ♪ because nobody compares to you ♪ ♪ let's go ♪ i think i better let her go because i can't leave you alone ♪ every day that i'm with her all i can't is you ♪ ♪ i want to leave but i'm afraid ♪ that you don't even feel the same ♪ ♪ and now i realize that she ain't you ♪ ♪ she ain't you ♪ no ♪ she ain't you no ♪ she ain't you ♪ she ain't you ♪ baby ♪ baby yeah ♪ i think i better let her go
because i can't leave you alone ♪ every day that i'm with her all i want is you ♪ ♪ i want to leave but i'm afraid that youn't even feel the same ♪ ♪ and now i realize that she ain't you ♪ ♪ oh whoa ♪ -- ♪ whoa oh ♪ she ain't ♪ no she ain't you >> chris brown, thank you. there's more music straight ahead. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub.
>> put your hands up! ♪ ♪ move your body out on the floor ♪ ♪ put your troubles aside start living ♪ anybody can let go ♪ ♪ throw away all your problems because right now it's party time ♪ ♪ girl don't feel out of place because i ♪ ♪ i'm in love with this feeling now ♪ ♪ and a i hope that this will last a while ♪ ♪ we should make it last a while ♪ you like to drink? ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ so do we ♪ yeah ♪ get more bottles ♪ yeah ♪ bring them to me ♪ yeah ♪ hold up your glasses people
everywhere ♪ now everybody put your hands in the air ♪ ♪ yeah yeah yeah ♪ girl i want to yeah yeah yeah ♪ ♪ i want to see you tonight ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up ♪ i got to see you tonight ♪ whoa whoa oh ♪ let me see your hands ♪ yeah ♪ oh ♪ tonight is the night ♪ up in the moment can't believe you're so beautiful ♪ ♪ so deejay turn it loud and let me turn it up ♪ ♪ we're here everybody so jump jump jump ♪ ♪ girl i want to ♪ i want to see you tonight ♪ i girl i got to
♪ i got to ♪ i got to see you tonight ♪ yeah yeah yeah ♪ yeah yeah yeah ♪ i want to see you tonight ♪ yeah yeah yeah ♪ yeah yeah yeah ♪ tonight is the night ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ put your hands up in the air ♪ oh tonight is the night we still have one more song to go! chris brown, thank you. but first, here is your local news.
welcome back. our temperatures are starting to climb a little bit. we're losing cloud cover in the east bay, especially from the contour map. you're socked in with fog in san francisco. 64 degrees. later on today, 70 in redmond and 65 in oakland. a good looking weekend on tap for outdoor activities without
getting too hot. 79 degrees as we head through sunday. back to you, marla. we'll be back at 10:26 with the final news update. [ male announcer ] try sizzler's new value menu! malibu chicken, flame broiled steak, or half dozen jumbo shrimp, plus endless salad bar... starting at just $9.99! at sizzler.
♪ ♪ from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," with kathie lee gifford, and hoda kotb, bonjour from montreal, canada! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ o, canada ♪ my home and native land >> hi, guys! >> kiss-kiss. >> you know what today is? try-day friday. >> we're in montreal. >> day two. >> hey!
how are you? hi guys. oh, wait. i have a problem with her. >> hoda, i adore your recycled dresses. >> fine, i still like you, anyway. >> this is a brand-new one that hoda is wearing today. >> hello! [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, bonjour, montreal! >> we made it to day two in montreal. >> we did, oh, my gosh, what a gorgeous city this is. >> excuse me. >> oh, bonjour. >> excuse moi. >> you can't come here and not have a cocktail. >> is this the famous jacques? i'm going to give you a kiss. chuck is going to be with us later. the one he really wants to kiss is this one. and we will explain later. >> enjoy the drinks. >> thank you, chuck. >> oh, that's good, chuck. >> ooh! >> how much wood would a wo
woodchuck chuck. >> we're going to talk to chuck a little bit later. if you're wondering where we are, we're in montreal. we're in old montreal. [ cheers and applause ] >> at the place jacques-cartier. >> a beautiful city, if you look at it on the map, because it's hard. canada is so massive. we're on the -- >> how massive is it? >> we're on the far eastern side, on the bottom. >> i wish we could eat and drink our way all the way through canada, from the east to the west, hoda-woman. >> i wish we could, too. >> we've had a great time, we don't want to leave your beautiful city. have we eaten and had everything to drink there is to do? >> everywhere we go, people say, you have to try poutine. it's potatoes and some other goodies all mixed up.
>> cheese curd, gravy and stuff. i guess chuck is going to make it today with lobster. and he kicked bobby flay's butt once, on "iron chef." >> we've got a terrific show. lots of things are going on, the barenaked ladies are going to be performing for us on the plaza. >> you know, we invited them kind of late. so only two of them can come. but they're going to sing, anyway and they're fantastic. >> we're very excited. >> it's also friday funny day, hoda. you know what's coming into town, tonight? >> what? >> the big laugh fest. did you see that ugly thing, i mean that thing that was coming? just for laughs. how many of you are in town for that? [ cheers and applause ] >> they're just cheering. i think they're just cheering. >> how many of you are wearing pantihose. >> this is an issue for the women out there, we're wondering about this. kate middleton has been wearing sheer pantihose in almost every
single picture. in the summertime. now, except for when she wears open-toed shoes, someone says. we're wondering if that's going to bring pantyhose back in the summertime. bobbie thomas is saying no. >> apparently, bobbie, come on over, they're falling off the shelves because of her, she's such a trend-setter. >> i think it's great, under certain things, to help form your body. >> what if you've got spanx, you don't need the pantyhose. >> some ladies have the vein situation and some men, like this gentleman -- >> raise your hand, if you think pantyhose are okay in the summertime. i just want to see. raise your hand if you say no. >> it's an overwhelming no. the other thing that they're setting trends on. do you remember when will and kate were in calgary? the famous stampede?
anyway, they were there for that and they wore these white cowboy hats, which were such the rage. now they have these little mini knock-off deals. these are -- these are hats with a -- they're cute. what do you think? >> they look really good when you're wearing pantyhose. >> those are cute, i like those. >> they're stupid-looking. >> they are? i kind of like them. >> is it time? >> it is time. i thought we would get the laughs rolling. >> i think we should. >> let's bring out a guy who is very, very funny. or at least he says he is. mr. jeff ross, everybody. >> hi, ladies. >> how are you doing? >> you're in town for the juf for laughs, right? >> i am. >> it premiered last night. you did two shows, how are you? >> so funny. it's like 30 years of laughs and i try to comeo every year. and it's a chance to try- newyo
stuff and i make fun of the audience. it's really fun. >> you're doing a charlie sheen thing, we heard. >> at comedy central. >> he talked him in to doing it. >> who is better to roast than charlie sheen? can you do a three-part mini series. jkñ usually on cath does her joke. but jeff ross, from you. /wrñ it's a comedy festival. there were so many comedians on my plane we had to go through an insecurity checkpoint. >> one more, please, another one. a funny one this time. >> wow, you're tough. >> i'm sorry i didn't know it was matching white dress day. >> it was. >> you canadians, you love bear, right? canadian guy is walking up the street in old montreal, carrying a case of beer. his buddy says why are you carrying t$mñ case of beer?
and he says, it's my wife. and the other guy says -- good trade. [ cheers and applause ] >> have fun in montreal. bonjour, aurevoir, bon jovi. >> so every time matt and an and al everybody goes on some kind of a location shoot, they bring each other gifts. but we -- >> we never get anything. >> but we're not like that we're so much nicer. >> we are much more generous. >> we're taking stuff back to them. what are we taking? >> where's everything. we've got -- where's the -- here. i'm sitting on the doggone thing. >> this is for matt. >> oh no, be careful. >> this is for matt. >> oh yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> i like it. >> i like it. there's some much dirtier ones in some of the shops i've seen.
>> now ann has -- that's hers. >> this is for ann because she's got a brand-new office. this is going to look so charming in her brand-new office. >> what do you guys think, for al roker, you know how he dresses to the 9s? we've got him a canadian tie. and for natalie, who doesn't look bad in anything. this is what we got for natalie, guys. moose slippers. >> these are for nat. >> and last but not least, we have savannah, who is new to our show, and we're going to give her canadian beaver droppings. to keep her energy up. she's exhausted with the new job. >> it is try-day. so we've got what we have heard is one of the most incredible desserts ever. it's -- >> it's beaver tails. >> and it's so good, beaver tails. >> how -- >> beaver tails? >> let's get in here. >> it's a pastry with banana -- >> i just want to get in it. >> you guys love these?
[ cheers and applause ] >> take a bite. ddq áqp&ly? >> i'll bring it over. >> okay. oh, my god! >> it's fantastic. mmmmm! everything has maple sugar in it. i need a toothpaste at the hotel. they sent me maple syrup toothpaste. >> absolutely delicious. we've got a terrific show. >> we do, what do we have? >> we're here, that's all you need, baby. >> wait! don't go. there's more food here. this is that dessert. >> pudding stuff. >> from jardine nelson. >> hold on. >> how much stuff -- i'm going to canyon ranch spa after this trip. >> oh, my god. >> that's going to make your teeth ache, right? >> no, no, no. what is that? >> maple syrup! >> that is so delicious.
it's like a bread pudding thing with maple syrup. >> and you have to wash it down with ice cream, right? >> i'm so happy. >> she's so happy. >> you have no idea. >> that may be the best dessert. that one, you're right, tammy. >> we have a lot coming up. we're going to do a little cooking with chuck. your new boyfriend. >> and a little singing with barenaked ladies. >> you guys, stick around and come back, okay? ♪ ♪ ♪ q,@ñ
♪ all right, we're back and that is vladimir, you can find him here in the place jacques-cartier, and he is one of the finest artists in the city. and -- >> you can get these portraits done very quickly. under an hour. >> thank you, vladimir. >> they've been making music for over two decades, really, already?
this september, barenaked ladies, the grammy-nominated band from canada is releasing their greatest hits cd. i love the name of this "hits from yesterday and the day before." >> we're going to get this great acoustic performance by barenaked ladies here on our little plaza that we have. and joining us is the one and other ed robinson, who is the lead singer. >> i'm sort of kind of upset that i'm not included in vladimir's portrait. it features you guys. can you just put me over their shoulder? >> you're like the book end. >> you're sort of a close member of our "today show" family. >> practically adopted. >> if i recall in vancouver, you, meredith, kristi nam guyam were hanging out. >> we engaged in a little bit of tomfoolery. >> they came to our show, we went to their show. >> who said let's go see
barenaked ladies. >> natalie and kristi was there. >> kristi yamaguchi was there. >> it was good times. >> nobody saw you for 15 hours afterwards. >> i take no responsibility for that. >> we were on leno the other day. when we brought up the fact that you guys were coming on our show, the crowd just exploded. there's something about you guys that has such longevity. >> either that or they didn't realize you were talking about the band. >> nobody wants to see that. >> i did lose a show, i'll say that. >> that's why they cheer. >> you've done a lot of things, you met the queen, went on the olympic to torch run. >> the queen said to me, she said, what is the origin of the name? >> she did not! >> and i said, i believe robertson is scottish. >> what is the origin of barenaked ladies? >> it just made us laugh. we were 18 years old. >> that's all you think about when you're 18. >> that's all you think about
when you're ages 13 to -- well i'm 40 and i haven't stopped thinking about it. >> we called you and you've got some of your band members here and others are on vacation. you guys are going to do a unique version, an awe koustic version. >> we call it "the today show" version. >> which means what, exactly? >> it will be available on our upcoming hits release, as such. we're going to do it stripped down and acoustic. it's fun to play like that. >> so the passion is still there for you, right? after two decades, anything gets tired. it doesn't seem to be for you. >> my job is to entertain people. and you know that. i play music. and i sing songs and i love what i do. >> even when you're not in the mood, you get out with the people, your people. >> my people! >> my montreal people. >> and it fires you up, doesn't it? >> absolutely. it's music is one of those rare careers where it's own reward. i love to do it, i'd be doing it
around a campfire, if i wasn't doing it in an arena. >> we can't wait to hear you guys sing. >> we'll fix that up, too. >> go tune up or whatever it is you barenaked ladies people do. >> get me in, vladimir. it's going to be time for an extended version of "bobbie's buzz." >> and then we'll visit some animals. >> they're stinky, ugly, but they're adorable. hey!
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and fashion in montreal. >> i love coming here. it feels ike you're in europe and it's so chic, it has a little bit of a parisian touch. this is so on trend, color-blocking. they do collaborations, like h & m does. >> i'm really excited to introduce, yasmine. who is the onlier of a boutique here called luster. she sits in the store and sews clothing. they're both wearing her creations. everything is under $100 so it won't break the bank. she sells her items on facebook. and this is a reversible vest. i love the concept of somebody making something themselves. >> and it looks so comfortable and breezy. aldo shoes are from montreal. >> that's from montreal. >> i love aldo shoes!
>> aldo, ciao! >> we know you ladies love your cosmetics. one of the drug store favorites here that's great is annabelle. different colors, very inexpensive. it reminds me of another big canadian brand, m.a.c. but they have these palettes you can click in and out. >> and less expensive. >> now somebody who sort of xñ bobbie brown, is elise poitier. >> she's got some fans here. >> she is iconic here and she created this great lip duo. lipstick on one end and lip gloss on the other. >> you need that. >> that's a good color. >> this is what happens. they start shopping. >> okay. >> so -- another favorite of mine is award-winning cake beauty satin sugar hair powder. this is fantastic. you can put it in your hair like dry shampoo or you can use it as sort of a bronzer or self-tanner, too.
>> and it doesn't get on your clothing. >> no, it's fantastic. this is zora, organic and you can put it on. they've got maple syrup in it. >> you even put it in your soap! that's too far! >> and fruits and passion, like a bath and body shop here that everybody loves. and this, ladies, that you're going to love. people here may not even know this. canadian weather stick. >> it looks a little kinky. >> when it's up, it's predicting good weather. and when it's down -- >> when it's down you may not have such a good day. >> good to know, bobbie. the canadian weather stick, everyone. >> you have a snack section in your bobbie's buzz? >> every time -- >> so sad. >> everybody asks me, how do you find items for bobbie's buzz,
i'm kind of a geek and i spend all my time on the internet. i went to blogs like virtual tourist.com to find out what people ask for people po bring back to them. they ask for ketchup chips. >> ketchup chips? >> this and whip-it is and maple sugar cookies. >> you know what people want us to bring home. pantalones. >> they're great pants, terrific. >> we want a shot of the pantalones. >> next, we're going to try poutine! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] ever wish vegetables
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good morning. kits 10:26. the wine expert accused of stealing a picasso drawning is now linked to a stolen art stash on the east coast. new york police found seven pricey pieces of art at his apartment, including another picasso. they got the several warrant after hearing him on a jailhouse phone asking a woman to help clear the art out of his home. he was caught on surveillance
a short period of time at mission because of an accident. activity is still happening there. keep that in mind if you want a nice break from all of the chaos going on. we'll get a live look heading into the city or out of the city as christina has been telling you all morning. low clouds are keeping the temperatures cooler. 60 for a high in san francisco and low 70s for the bay area. watch that. the bay bridge we have some low clouds hovering around. fog hasn't been a major issue. although the low clouds are topping the hills and watch that as you get to the higher elevations of that area. oakland, not a problem but we have the a's game tonight. a's will be playing and on sunday they are giving away mc bobble heads. mc hammer former bat boy and we'll get a look at a mega star look at the traffic. 405 freeway in l.a., top of the screen on the left, closed,
that's my story about carmageddon. check out that story. >> for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. that will do it for us today. have a great weekend. thanks for watching. ifr a ♪ we're back in beautiful montreal at the place jacques-cartier with a beautiful woman named mary lemoux. >> we're going to this traffic place, an hour outside of the city, a terrific zoo that you're very familiar with, obviously, called the granby zoo, one of quebec's largest, right? >> yes, it is. >> what can one see there that one won't see everywhere else. >> i'll show you a couple of our animals here. there we go. >> this is a hawk, right? >> this is, blizzard. a rough-tailed hawk.
>> and hawk in french is -- blizzard is a canadian bird, she was found in saskatchewan. she's an unreleasable bird. we have a number of raptors at the zoo. we have 1600 animals. >> she could scratch your eyes out if she wanted to, right? >> yes. >> this is one of my favorites, a striped skunk. >> this is fleur. >> does she have the smelly stuff? >> no, i descented her. it's a surgical procedure. >> you get a good look at that, america? >> what's the little one's name? >> fleur, like in "bambi."
>> are there plenty of these in montreal? >> yes, but they only come out at night. >> they're not all as friendly as this one. >> we're about to bring in the cutest thing of all, you're going to love this. this is the sloth. >> you can't beat a good sloth. >> hello, this is puis-puis. they come from south america. >> what do they eat? >> plant material, mostly. but they actually in the wild, they'll have algae and plants that grow in their hair because they move so slowly. >> do they eat -- they're vegetarians? >> they are. and we freed them fruits and vegetables and tofu.
>> of course you do. >> of course you do. >> how about poutine? >> no, i'm against that. >> that's my hair texture exactly. i'm just saying. let's bring on the big -- the bat. >> how you hanging? ba-dum-bum. >> this is a fruit-eating bat. he has a really important role in the rain forest. can we turn him around? >> ooh. >> he doesn't like you playing with his wing. >> no, he doesn't. they act as pollinators in the forest. they'll eat fruit and poop out the seeds. >> can we see that? >> no. >> let's take that one away. we're bringing in the big boa. >> oh, gosh. >> i'm not into that at all.
>> brazil. >> that looks good from over here. >> is our boa constrictor. >> we're heard of those. >> he's sweet? >> yes. >> has he been defanged or whatever? >> no, they just squeeze. our animals are unaltered except for the skunk. so this guy is not venomous. >> you're not afraid he'll squeeze you? >> no, he's not around me. >> but he's going around you right now. >> i'm too big a prey for him. >> you are? let's be sure. >> thank you. >> we've got a couple of good things coming up. we're going to try the food that everyone has been telling us about, called poutine and then listen to barenaked ladies. >> big show! ♪ ♪
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we've been telling you about this dish called poutine. it's made of french fries, fresh cheese curds and gravy. apparently it's a great hangover remedy. and we're here with quite the ladies' man. and last year you kicked bobby flay's butt on "iron chef." >> i wouldn't say kicked had is butt, but we won. >> you know if you're married, you'll say to your husband and wife, i get one pass, if there's one person i meet, i need to be forgiven. chuck's whole person in the whole world is kathie lee.
>> why? >> no joke! >> that's not funny. >> crush growing up -- i don't know what it was. every morning i wanted it stay home and watch from 9 to 10, i just wanted to be home. if i had a stomach ache, i would make sure i would stay home at least until 10. that's my one. >> well, i can stay in town a little longer. >> here we go. awesome. >> cook for us, hon. >> let's do it. probably the most simple thing you'll ever have, it's exactly what you said, fries, gravy and cheese curds. >> do wu need a drink to start out? >> strawberry-basil mojito. >> i treat them like i would a recipe or food. >> or a woman? >> she's good. she's good. >> you know what's happening. >> am i blushing? keep the cameras rolling. so guys, deep-fried to crispy
perfection. that's pretty much it. toss these in a bowl. i'm telling you, this will be the easiest thing ever. salt, pepper. which we're actually i'm not going to even go there. >> no, don't do it. >> let's not do it. >> cheese curds. you want to try one? >> no. >> the best cheese curd? is a quebecois cheese curd. it's got to squeak, when you bite into it it's got a rubbery taste to it. i know you can't wait. >> i'll try one. i want to keep chuck happy. cheese curds, come on, no? [ cheers and applause ] see, i know they would like it. >> they're curd freaks. >> it's as simple as that. i like to add, a little bit of lobster, just a touch, okay? and then -- this is is a long process. it takes about six hours, lobster bodies, all the shells, a little bit of carrots, celery,
onion. >> it smells like a bisque. >> it's a little bit thicker. we make a lobster gravy. it's pretty straight-forward. >> you serve this as both of your restaurants here? >> only one. >> which one? >> garde-monje. >> poutine is eaten traditionally at like 4:00 a.m. after a big night out. so -- >> that's -- that's when hoda is getting up. >> all right. >> it could be breakfast food. you know what i mean. >> mmmm. >> not bad. >> mmmm? is this going to be the dish? is this going to be the dish that -- >> just start making out, go ahead and get it done. oh, my gosh, delicious. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for coming. >> enjoy montreal. >> thank you so much. >> i guess we're coming back
we're back with our series called "sara in the city" where she tries out a new job. this one didn't turn out so well. >> sara decided to try her hand at glass-blowing here in montreal. take a look. >> playing with fire is one of the dangers, thrills and beauty of glass-blowing. and with temperatures of 2066 degrees, it's no wonder they call the glass studio, a hot shop. so i was excited to learn the ropes. i mean -- flames of glass-blowing. >> now you're in montreal. glass-blowing is cool. you no he what glass is made of?
>> glass? >> glass is made of sand. mostly it's molten sand. and here we show people how to work it. we can make magic with it. >> protective glasses in place. it's so hot. i was ready to get to work. she made a lightbulb. she has a cane to blow it. after assisting the professionals i had my own special project. >> this is an example of the glass-blowing that we're making downstairs. but that's what you're going to make. what you're going to make is this. >> that's it? >> yes. >> so now we'll do some flame-working. >> look at this stuff, it's like fancy chapsticks. >> here we have small rods, but we can work it sitting in the flame. baby flame, baby glass? >> baby glass-blowing. i'm rotating the o+mandrill. carrying the glass, we have to remain in the flame and kiss it
away. >> i'm going to get in the driver's seat. whoa. it looks like hailey's comet. >> the big flame stays under the glass. very good, very good. >> oh, it's dripping, it's turning into a drippy bead. >> now you got it. >> i'm making a bead. >> i think it will be time to kiss now. >> okay, wait a second. kiss. >> separate. >> i made a bead! >> it looks like a blueberry. >> i taught gerald, the art of american flame-working. you see how i'm twisting this. gravity is going to pull it one way. gravity changes the shape of th÷ marshmallow. yours is still on fire. it's a kind of edible bead. next stop was the gallery. to see if others appreciated my bead. >> i know you work in this beautiful gallery. you see a lot of amazing work.
>> i do, and i have a degree in art. wow, it's really beautiful. >> really? >> yes, it's very zen. >> excuse moi, i made a bead today, it's my first bead ever. what do you think? >> professional. >> professional. >> if you were to see this in one of these cases, would it catch your eye? >> no. >> what do you think of it? you can pick it up. i mean i know it looks expensive. but -- yes, it is a bead. it's called modern interpretation of a house. >> how much do you think you would spend on it? >> 250. >> $250? >> no, $2.50. >> there's something unfinished about it. >> well, happiness, is it ever finished? >> you've got a point. >> sara, we're so proud of you. she made these. >> and the pros made this. >> anyway, love you, sara. >> it's a beginning. we'll be back with the
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the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. and before we say good-bye, we want to thank the city of montreal for its unbelievable hospitality, the canadian tourist commission in quebec. unbelievable. >> and chuck hughes ladies, on. >> we sign off wls the bare naked ladies singing "pinch me" from their upcoming cd. >> thank you.